Federation U.S.S. Norway class Medium Cruiser (Star Trek):
This ship design should be used just before and during Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes as well as during Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager Episodes.
The Norway class cruiser is slightly larger than as the Intrepid class cruiser but has about the same combat abilities. The Norway class preceded the Intrepid class by quite a few years. Unlike the Intrepid class, the Norway class was designed as combatant vessel and has much smaller research facilities that the later Intrepid. While still capable of exploration, this ship's main mission roles is that of an escort and as a general combatant. In some ways, the Norway class seems to have been a general replacement of the Avenger and other heavy frigate classes although many of those older combatant vessels were brought back into service with losses incurred from the Borg and the Dominion. Norway class cruisers can be considered larger companions of the more numerous Saber class light cruisers and are often used as flagships. As with many other classes, losses of Norway class cruisers were severe during the war against the Dominion. It is unclear at the moment what will be done to replace destroyed Norway class cruisers but rumors indicate that they will be replaced by Intrepid class cruisers. It is likely that the remaining Norway class will remain in service for many more years before being decommissioned.
The construction of this class was started just slightly before the Galaxy class and has many of the same systems. It also shares many similarities with the Saber class light cruiser. The Norway does not use as many modular components as the Saber class and was built before the advanced systems incorporated in the Intrepid class. Even so, the Norway class is considered a very cost effective design.
Like the Saber class, the Norway class cruiser has a conservative propulsion system. This makes for much easier repairs although the ship is not as fast as the newer Intrepid class cruiser. New hull alloys make the Norway able to withstand more damage than older classes and has powerful shield generators.
The weapons carried by the Norway class are almost identical to those carried on the later Intrepid although the Intrepid systems have benefitted from being constructed slightly later and are smaller. The vessel has three phaser arrays with two on the top of the hull and the other on the bottom of the hull. The mounts are the same as was developed for the Galaxy class. The ship also has two forward firing photon torpedo launchers.
These ships are operated by larger crews than the Centaur, Saber, and Intrepid class but is still requires a smaller than the older Avenger class frigates. Like most ships built at the time, the Norway class was built to carry families onboard. Since the beginning of the Dominion war, they have been taken off of most of the vessels and in some cases marines have replaced them.
This design is written to be able to interact with modified phase world rules. See Revised Starship Rules for Phase World for more details. There is a lack of hard detail on this ship. Some materials have suggested accelerations that are simply beyond scope. I have taken a moderate level in writing up this starship for Phase World because otherwise the ship would either be far too powerful or far too weak for Phase World. Warp speeds are far slower than the FTL speeds for Phase World but they are very close to those from the original series and Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual. Also, a note on the mass of starships. The original sources indicated much smaller masses for starships than Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual does and where possible, both masses are listed for the gamers to choose which one seems most appropriate.
Model Type: NCC - 64920
Vehicle Type: Medium Cruiser (In phase world terms, would be considered a Heavy Cruiser by virtue of size)
Crew: 190 Standard (20 Officers / 170 enlisted)
Troops / Civilians: 100 (Not normally carried)
Vehicles: 4 Shuttles
M.D.C. By Location:
|Phaser Arrays (2, 2 top / 1 bottom):||2,500 each|
|Torpedo Tubes (2):||1,000 each|
|Warp Nacelles (2, secondary hull):||15,000 each|
|Main Deflector Array:||6,000|
| Primary Bridge:||15,000|
| Auxiliary Bridge (Also used as Flag Bridge):||15,000|
| Main Body (Primary Hull):||75,000|
| Variable Force Field:||8,000 per side (48,000 total)|
 In reality this is how much damage needs to be done for a weapon to hit the bridge through the ships armor. This ship does have an auxiliary bridge. Even if both of the bridges is destroyed, the ship can still be piloted from engineering but ship is -3 to dodge and all weapon systems will be at local control. Weapon hits near the bridges that do not penetrate the ships integrity can injure crew members on or near the bridge.
 Depleting the M.D.C. of the Main Body will put the Cruiser out of commission. All internal systems will shut down, including life support and internal gravity. The ship itself will be an unsalvageable floating wreck.
 Shields positions can be varied and all could be combined in one shield. Shields regenerate at the rate of 5% (2,400 M.D.C.) per melee round.
Driving on the Ground: Not Possible.
Sublight: Has a special sublight engine that allows the ship to travel up to 60 percent of the speed of light. Star Ship can accelerate/decelerate at the rate of 0.9 percent of light per melee round.
As an alternative, the starship can reach .99 of the speed of light but is normally restricted to slower speeds so that starship is not effected severely by time attenuation that occurs at the higher sublight speeds.
Atmospheric Propulsion: Cannot travel within an atmosphere efficiently.
Stardrive: Uses a warp engine that allow ship to travel at Warp Factor 7.0 on cruise (0.075 light years per hour), Warp Factor Flank 9.0 (0.17 Light Years per hour), and Warp Factor 9.7 Emergency (0.24 Light Years per Hour). Speed is calculate using a formula designed to emulate Star Trek: Next Generation speeds. These speeds are very slow when compared to Phase World ship, so if used in that universe, they could be increased enough to operate within Three Galaxy speeds but should not exceed them.
Maximum Range: Effectively Unlimited by either Drive system. Ship carries about five years worth of supplies on board.
Length: 1,196.75 feet (364.77 meters)
Height: 172.18 feet (52.48 meters)
Width: 740.19 feet (225.61 meters)
Mass: 622,000 metric tons (Deep Space Nine: Technical Manual)
Power System: Anti Matter with 20 year life span. Ship normally only goes 5 years between refuelings.
Cargo: Cargo holds are scattered about the ship that allows for carrying up to 60,000 tons of cargo in addition to standard compliment of supplies and ammunition.
Market Cost: 12.5 billion to construct. As far as it is known, the Federation does not sell their starship designs to other interested parties.
- Phaser Arrays (3): Two arrays are mounted on the top side and one one is mounted on the bottom side of the starship primary hull. Each phaser array can fire four individual beams at the same time and can be aimed at different or the same targets. Each one can fire in any direction and directly up for top phasers and directly down for bottom phasers. These weapons are often used defensively and have half the normal penalties of a heavy weapon to hit fighters and small targets when fired normally. When combined into a heavy beam, they have full penalties. Weapon system cannot be used when the starship is moving faster than the speed of light.
- Photon/Quantum Torpedo Launchers (2): The ship has two launchers that fires forward. Effectively very similar to Phase World cruise missile launchers but instead of having groups of multiple launchers, Starfleet has concentrated on launchers that can launch more than one torpedo at the same time. There are two launchers that fire forward and two launchers that fire aft. Once spread of torpedoes has been launched, the launchers must reload and rearm before launching another spread of torpedoes. In the early service of this ship, it carried photon torpedoes which are anti-matter/matter warheads but in later service they have been replaced by quantum torpedoes.
Maximum Effective Range: 187 miles (300 km) through atmosphere and 18,700 miles (30,000 km) in space.
Mega Damage: 4D6x100 per normal phaser beam or can be combined into a single heavy beam that inflicts 2D4x1000 + 500
Rate of Fire: volley of 4 phaser beams per array twice per melee (8 beams per melee per array / 24 beams for all arrays) or can fire a total of two combined heavy blasts per melee per array.
Payload: Effectively Unlimited.
Torpedoes has a top speed of Mach 25 in an atmosphere and in space has an acceleration of 10% of light per turn (far faster than any starship). When drive goes dead, the torpedo will continue to travel in a straight line unless preset to self destruct or receives a destruct code but has very low odds of hitting star ships (Great for hitting bases and planets because target does not move and torpedoes when dead at -25% to detect.) See modified starship rules for more details - Sublight torpedoes have minuses to hit small targets but are all considered smart missiles. Launchers can launch on multiple targets each.
Maximum Effective Range: Powered torpedo range is 8000 miles (12,875 km) in an atmosphere and 4,000,000 miles (6,437,376 km/ 21.5 light seconds) in space
Mega-Damage & Properties: Photon Torpedoes (Matter/Anti-Matter Warheads): Old Series inflict 2D6x100 each, Star Trek Movies One through Six inflict 3D6x100, and Next Generation inflicts 4D6x100 each. Quantum Torpedoes: 8D6x100 each.
Rate of Fire: One at a time or in volleys of 2 or 4 per launcher, per melee round, for a maximum of 8 torpedoes per melee. Launchers are reloaded on the same melee and can be fired again on the next.
Payload: 100 total, 50 torpedoes per launcher.
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Technical information partially sourced from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual (Mostly ship sizes.)
I would like to recognize Henning Rogge as giving assistance with the revision of the Star Trek starships.
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